Register your Family for Religious Exploration Programs
August 21st - May 31st, 2018
We ask all parents/guardians to register their children for their appropriate classes.
We offer Religious Exploration Programs during our three Sunday Church Services
8:30 - 9:30 am - Nursery thru 4th grade
10:00 - 11:00 am - Nursery thru Middle School
11:30 - 12:30 pm - Nursery thru Middle School
11:00 - 12:30 pm - High School
Base Camp - The Starting Place for Newcomers
February 22nd, 2018
Base Camp equips newcomers to connect into our church community, engage with our living theology, and find their place in our mission to unleash courageous love in Northern Colorado and beyond. If you are a newcomer or are seeking a place to renew, Base Camp should be your first step. Participation in all three sessions is recommended.
Philosophy of Religion Class
February 22nd - March 8th, 2018
Ultimacy, Experience, and Engagement: An Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
The fourth of our seven principles states that UU congregations should affirm and promote the “free and responsible search for truth and meaning.” How should we, as individuals and as a community, understand this free and responsible search, particularly when it comes to questions of spirituality and religion? Philosophy of religion offers invaluable tools and insights for critical and creative reflection on the big questions of spirituality and religion. This three-session course will serve as an introduction to some of the central themes, ideas, controversies, and tools of philosophy of religion.
Session 1: Ultimacy Session one will take issues of utlimacy. Is there a religiously significant ultimate reality? What are some traditional (and contemporary) arguments for or against this idea? What are some different ways of thinking about the ultimate? What (if anything) should be our ultimate concern?
Session 2: Experience In session two we will explore issues of religious experience. What are religious experiences? Are there different kinds? Should we take them seriously? Are there practices that can cultivate or evoke religious experiences? Can science (neuroscience or psychology) study religious experiences?
Session 3: Engagement Session three will concern issues of engagement. Can religion or spirituality shape our ethical (and social, political, ecological) engagement with the world? Should it? How should we think about and engage with religious diversity?
Bio Matthew MacKenzie is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Colorado State University, where he has taught since 2008. His teaching and research are in the areas of classical Indian philosophy, Buddhist philosophy, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion. He and his family have attended Foothills since fall of 2016. In his free time he enjoys cooking, getting outdoors, and lightsaber battles with his sons Quinn and Reid.
Dinners in the Home
February 24th, 2018
The winter session of Dinners in the Home is beginning soon. This meet-and-eat opportunity is a long-standing tradition at Foothills. Group of eight (partners or singles) meet in homes, once a month, for three months. The group decides who will host and who bring which course. For more information contact Pam Stevens: 225-1223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Newish to Foothills Night out
March 6th, 2018
Are you (Newish) to Foothills? Maybe you have been around for the last year but would still like to meet some folks. Then join us at Maya Cove for food and drinks and a chance to get to know other newish people and learn a little more about our comUUnity.
Maya Cove : 2100 W Drake Rd #1, Fort Collins, CO 80526 http://www.defendmayacove.com/find-us.html
Spring Break Camp!
March 12th - March 15th, 2018
I am super excited about this! We have decided to offer a four day camp during Poudre R1 Spring Break! Our camp will be "Show Up for Good!" We will be learning about ways that we can show up in our church, our neighborhood and the world to spread goodness and justice! It will be very similar to our popular Summer Camp and is for kids ages 4 1/2 - 12. Cost is $100.
We are looking for youth counselors ages 13+. Contact eleanorv@foothillsuu,org if you are interested in serving as a Youth Counselor.
GroupLink: Find Your People
March 17th, 2018
Foothills is a big church, but we know that deep transformation happens in small places. Why? Because it's through meaningful relationships that we grow.
If you want to grow, intentional relationships with people who have the same goal is a good place to start. This is why we are starting Gather Groups. Small groups of 8-12 people committed to deep relationships and growth in faith as Unitarian Universalists, and becoming a caring community.
Want relationships that go beyond small talk?
Come to Group Link where you will be guided through the process of joining a Gather Group.
GroupLink is a two-hour event where you can meet people with the goal of forming a Gather Group. A host and plenty of staff members and volunteers will be on hand to help you navigate the process of meeting others and forming a group.
When you register to attend GroupLink, we’ll match you with an initial connection group comprised of people who have similar group preferences. If the logistics of this group work for you, great! If they don’t work for you, volunteers will help you find a different group. We don't assign you to a group. You come to GroupLink to meet others and decide which group you would like to join.
Groups will meet weekly for about 8 weeks after GroupLink in members homes, at a time that works for everyone. After that, the group will decide if they want to continue. It's a try it before you buy it type experience.
Soul Collage Workshop - "Be Real"
March 24th, 2018
Join us on Saturday, March 24th from 9:00 to noon for SoulCollage® Workshop
SoulCollage®is a creative and satisfying collage process. You make your own deck of cards – each collage card representing one aspect of your personality or Soul. Use the cards intuitively to answer life’s questions and participate in self-discovery.
During this Workshop we will create cards that explore our authentic "real" identities.
The class will be facilitated By Jean McBride - director of Northern Colorado Soul Collage Studio and mixed media collage artist Sarah Fishburn.
This workshop is appropriate for ages 14+
Fire Side Chat with a Minister
March 29th, 2018
Fireside Chat with a Minister Grab a hot beverage and sit by the fire for a conversation with one of Foothills Ministers. Bring your questions and wonderings about Foothills, life, Unitarian Universalism and beyond.
This is a monthly series. Attendance is limited to keep the conversation intimate, RSVP required.
New Member Welcome Ceremony
April 15th, 2018
Ready to be welcomed as a full member of Foothills?
If you have taken Base Camp or Path to Membership you are eligible to join. You can do this anytime by coming to the office and asking to sign the book, but four times a year we hold a special ceremony during worship to ritually welcome you in.
Let us know you are coming by registering online.